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75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Day

Apr 19, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Harvey)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Can open source tools replace all closed source software? That is, are open source tools – freely downloadable software – really just as good as software you have to pay for?

"In a lot of cases, the answer is yes. In fact, in some cases, open source tools offers features or performance benefits that surpass their commercial counterparts.

"Want proof? Below you'll find a list of 75 open source tools that offer viable alternatives to popular closed-source applications. The list also refers you to comparable commercial software so that you can compare for yourself and see which option best meets your needs and offers the best value.

"For this list, we've included a smattering of the best open source tools from a wide range of categories. Whether you're a large enterprise user, a small business owner, a home user, or even an educational institution, you'll probably find quite a few tools on this list that could replace the commercial software you use every day."

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